Grafana is a data visualization tool that lets you monitor data with the help of charts, graphs, and dashboards.
Grafana has two versions:
Grafana OSS: Free and open-source version with limited features.
Grafana Enterprise: Comes with a paid subscription and gives you additional functionality over the free version.
And in this tutorial, I will show you how you install them both.
How to install Grafana in Ubuntu
Grafana is not available in the default repositories of Ubuntu and in this tutorial, I will walk you through how you can add a Grafana repository for the installation.
The main benefit of using this method is you don't have to worry about updating the Grafana as it will automatically be updated when you update Ubuntu repositories.
First, install prerequisite packages using the following:
sudo apt install apt-transport-https software-properties-common wget
Once done, download the GPG key for Grafana:
sudo wget -q -O /usr/share/keyrings/grafana.key https://apt.grafana.com/gpg.key
Next, add the Grafana repository to your system:
echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/grafana.key] https://apt.grafana.com stable main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/grafana.list
To take effect from the changes you've made, update the repository index:
sudo apt update
It's time for the installation.
Install Grafana OSS:
If you want to use the free version of Grafana, then, it can be installed with the following command:
sudo apt install grafana
Install Grafana Enterprise:
If you want to use their top-tier service will all the bells and whistles, you can install their Enterprise version using the following:
sudo apt install grafana-enterprise
How to Uninstall Grafana from Ubuntu
If you no longer want to have Grafana installed on your system, then, here's a quick way to remove Grafana from Ubuntu.
To uninstall Grafana, first, stop the service:
sudo systemctl stop grafana-server
Now, if you installed the Grafana OSS (free version), then, you have to use the following command to remove it from your system:
sudo apt remove grafana
And if you installed the Enterprise version of Grafana, then, you use the given command:
sudo apt remove grafana-enterprise
Optionally, you can also remove the repository from Ubuntu:
sudo rm -i /etc/apt/sources.list.d/grafana.list
In a related post, you may want to learn about installing Kibana.
This was a quick tutorial on how you can install Grafana on Ubuntu including the removal steps.
I hope you will find this guide helpful. And if you still have any queries, leave a comment.